It’s that most wonderful time of the year – Jeff Goldblum’s birthday! Sam and TJ meet with Scott Sneed, who shares a birthday with Mr. Goldblum and therefore understands exactly how he thinks and feels, and the gang discusses what are the best ways to celebrate this venerated holiday. And zeppelins.
A very exciting event is coming up in which Portland’s top crafters compete on stage – including Sam and Amarette! It is hosted by SCRAP, a creative re-use materials center, and we talk with Debbie Caselton about what SCRAP does and what to expect from the Rebel Craft Rumble. And never fear, TJ checks in with a little intro that has plenty to do with cereals.
What is this, music month?? Just joking; every month is music month if you believe in your heart. Sam and TJ are joined by the prolific Josh Lambe, a man of many bands. He regales us with his history of musical projects and the gang discusses the nature of cover band names, all while partaking in noisy snacks.
Today’s episode is one that only could have been recorded in a basement music studio. Sam and TJ talk with James Bartlett, seasoned musician / cat lover. Stay tuned to the end of the episode for one of his tracks; “Mini Renoir” from the band Day One Symphony.
McKenzie joins Sam and TJ to play the classic Victorian-era Parlour Game – “Who would win in a fight?” Battle contestants run the gamut from authors to comic book characters to ancient gods. Mail your own answers in to In Medias Rad along with 9.95 shipping/handling!
Welcome, one and all, to the wide world of comics! Long-time comics reader BJ Snyder joins Sam and TJ to explore the history of comics and why they succeed as a medium, not to mention what the heck is going on these days.
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Dive back in! Sam and TJ continue their conversation with Chris. And don’t forget to check out “LIghtLebanon.com/InMediasRad” for some goodies.
Sam and TJ get to sit down with the many-talented Chris Sakr to discuss a whole lot. We start with his film, “Light,” and that takes us all kinds of places, including the culture of Lebanon, the nature of film fests and distribution, and crowd-funded projects. Chris even set up a special promotion for listeners at “LightLebanon.com/InMediasRad.” Check it out and don’t miss Part 2, found here.
Ahoy sailors! TJ here. Just thought I’d check in and see how you’re doing. How ARE you doing? You look great.
Sam and I participated in the Portland 48-hour Film Project a couple weeks back. Mostly Sam. I’d love to take credit for it, but really I barely chipped in during the initial brainstorming session. Friends of the show Amarette Gregor, Josh Winegarner, Mychael Foster, and others did a heckuva job. The film is called “Racer in the Void,” and you can see it here:
In other news, we had a lovely conversation with Scott Engdahl, a Portland improviser, actor, writer, and wearer of many hats. I urge you to listen if you haven’t already.
Click here to learn more about Bath Night, an absurdly good sketch comedy show featuring Scott Engdahl and written by Sean McGrath. It’s at Shaking the Tree Studio, located at SE 14th and Stark. It ends on August 30, so get your tix now! Seriously, it’s a whole lot of fun. I think movie buffs will especially get a kick out of it. Also, it’s a great excuse to support PDX theater!
Be sure to check out the Brody Theater website for information about improv shows and classes. I just took an improv class there, and sweet lord is it worth it. It is a ton of fun and not scary AT ALL. You should check it out if you’re even a tiny bit interested.
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